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dc.creatorWantana Janekitkosol
dc.creatorHassapong Somchanakij
dc.creatorMonton Eiamsa-ard
dc.creatorMala Supongpan
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-01T13:59:46Z
dc.date.available2019-01-01T13:59:46Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifierAMF_Chapter-33-FA.pdf
dc.identifier.citationp.915-955. Assessment, management and future directions for coastal fisheries in Asian countries. WorldFish Center conference proceedings; 67
dc.identifier.isbn9832346223
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/2154
dc.description.abstractFisheries are an important source of animal protein for most of Thailand’s population, particularly in provinces on or near the coast. Between 1978 and 1997 the per capita consumption of fish averaged 24 kg·capita-1 annually. In 1995, about 535 210 people were involved in the fisheries sector and 44% of these were engaged in small scale marine capture fisheries. Since 1982, Thailand has faced problems with the development of marine capture fisheries and their over-exploitation which has increased fishery conflicts and disputes with neighboring countries. The Gulf of Thailand is the major fishing area of Thailand and in 1996, it contributed approximately 70% of the total marine catch in the country. The catch in the Gulf consisted of pelagic fish (33%), trash fish (32%), demersal fish (12%), squid and cuttlefish (6%), shrimps (5%), crabs (2%) and other fish (10%). However, demersal fish and some pelagic fish in the Gulf of Thailand have been over-exploited. This is due to a combination of factors including; increasing human population, increased pressure from Thai trawlers which have lost access to foreign fishing grounds after neighboring countries declared EEZs, development in fish processing techniques and increasing demand from animal feed producers that utilize trash fish. This paper provides a broad view of the fisheries situation in Thailand, focused mainly on the Gulf of Thailand. It covers aspects of the environment, the status of resources available, the socioeconomic situation, the existing framework for management and development, and also makes recommendations for government action to develop sustainable fisheries management. The main objectives proposed for improving fishery management are: (1) promote fishers’ and fisher organizations’ participation in fishery development; (2) optimize fishery resources and their environment so as to be sustainable and equitable; (3) increase fishery products and stabilize fishers’ and processors’ incomes; (4) progressively develop deep sea fisheries; (5) improve export competitiveness.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherWorldFish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.titleStrategic review of the fishery situation in Thailand
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWantana Janekitkosol et al. (2003). Strategic review of the fishery situation in Thailand. p.915-955. Assessment, management and future directions for coastal fisheries in Asian countries. WorldFish Center conference proceedings; 67
cg.coverage.countryThailand
cg.coverage.regionSouth East Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish3496
cg.subject.agrovoccoastal fisheries
cg.subject.agrovocCrustacea
cg.subject.agrovocecosystems
cg.subject.agrovocmarine fisheries
cg.subject.agrovocmarkets
cg.subject.agrovocprawns and shrimps
cg.subject.agrovocsquids
cg.subject.agrovocsurveys
cg.subject.worldfishaquatic resources
cg.subject.worldfishfinfish fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishfish trade
cg.subject.worldfishfisheries management
cg.subject.worldfishfishing gears
cg.subject.worldfishlaw and regulation
cg.subject.worldfishpelagic
cg.subject.worldfishpolicy
cg.subject.worldfishCrustaceans
cg.subject.worldfishshrimp
cg.subject.worldfishsquid
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries


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